Ten of Swords Reversed Meaning

Ten of Swords (Reversed): love, money, profession, health, spirituality

Ten of Swords (Reversed) Keywords:

  • favorable position,
  • income, success, luck – but all this is not constant (not for long). 
  • power and authority.

Ten of Swords (Reversed) General meaning

The suit of spades or swords is all about the intellect , using reason and logic to solve problems and exist in a thinking way. In this sense, ten of swords announces a profound mental transformation , of beliefs, principles, ideas, convictions, which will be questioned, analyzed and replaced if necessary.


It is looking closely at your past and present attitudes, and the conviction that there are things that must happen, surely painful, for a healing transformation to take place.

You are seriously questioning your life because your plans for the future and your future depend on this. And this transformation is such that it not only changes you, but also modifies the real plane of existence, moves things, displaces people and places.

Fear of Pain:

On the one hand, the card may indicate that you have a great fear of pain. There is an end to be made , a decision to be made. It is hard for you to do so because you know it will cause you pain, or perhaps harm others.

It could be the case of a relationship (love, family, even work) that is no longer going, but you do not end it, perhaps because you are not ready to let go and let go, or perhaps the other person is not and you do not want to be the generating cause of pain, since nobody likes to hurt others.

But despite how painful or traumatic this situation may be, you must understand that it is very positive for you and that you will soon see that what you decided was the right thing to do.

Resist a painful Ending:

In another sense, ten of swords (reversed) could indicate that you resist an ending that is painful, but is also inevitable. You are not ready for it and you need to assemble and prepare your mental and intellectual structure to be able to cope with it.

You know that emotions possibly get out of control and that the only brake that can sometimes be effective is precisely through reason. The longer you resist, surely the more it hurts, and this is but for you, because you can not really stop things and acting in this way will only slow down your personal transformation.

If you are living this situation, you must really do your best to let go of things and let the universe lift each thing to its true place.

Ingrained Fear

Also the reverse Ten of Swords can show that you are terrified of all kinds of ruin or lack, be it emotional or material. The fear of lacking what you need or think is necessary paralyzes you. Even if that is not a real possibility and is only a product of your fantasy, caused by your own fear, you are always on the defensive and imagining negative scenarios.

Everything bad you feel is going to happen to you, that if something can go wrong, it will. A bit of resilience is correct, because it makes us prevent and anticipate ourselves, but permanently seeing the empty glass is very negative for your whole life.

What is the sense of living in fear even more if those things have not even happened or may not even happen? This attitude will only generate more fear, a panic to everything and an overwhelming anguish. It’s a classic card for people with panic and anxiety disorders.

Struggle with your Past

Another very important aspect that this card can point out is that you still struggle with the past. You can not close the old wounds and everything that ended badly or caused you deep pain, you keep dragging it into you, despite showing yourself or having an appearance and attitude on the outside that suggests that you have overcome it. It’s not like that.

That is still in you and you have not yet found a way to solve it, and it is very important that you do so in order to move forward. Confronting old pain can reopen wounds and that will surely hurt, but it is the only way to heal and overcome them once and for all.


Fortunately, in its most positive facet , The Ten of Swords can indicate that you are already in the overcoming and liberating stage of any traumatic situation. Traces of pain may still remain, but you are already in the emotional healing phase, you no longer feel so beaten, you do not victimize yourself.

You have managed in an intellectual way to channel things. Dawn finally brings the light after a dense darkness and you prepare to receive the sun’s rays again on your face.

Ten of Swords (Reversed) – In Love Tarot Reading

The reversed Ten of Swords signals that you have already taken steps to improve an existing love relationship – that’s a good thing. However, more work may be necessary if this relationship hopes to survive.

Remember that any relationship is two-pronged, problems are almost never entirely the fault of one of the parties. There may be some rethinking on your part about whether you really are up for long-term things. But the most important thing still has to do with the past and the wounds it has caused you.

You must bring all that back to be able to solve it at once, because if you do not do it, if you do not overcome it, fear will not let you advance with any relationship.

Ten of Swords (Reversed) – In Job or Profession Tarot Reading

The reversed Ten of Swords can indicate that there are serious problems in your workplace. This doesn’t have to be the end of the world (or the end of your job), but ignoring these problems won’t make them go away.

You have reached the point where you can now see what is best for you, your thinking is clearer after going through difficult times. Have some peace of mind in deciding what your next moves are. Is it really better that you stay where you are?

If you are looking for work , you may be looking in the wrong places. Think it over.

Ten of Swords (Reversed) – In Money Tarot Reading

The reversed Ten of Swords may indicate that you are taking some constructive and important steps to improve your financial situation. This is very good.

If you have failed in the past or have made mistakes, you have learned from it and you know how to apply it now so that this time things turn out well. You slowly begin to get out of distressing situations and everything is on the way to improving.

Ten of Swords (Reversed) – In Health Tarot Reading

The reversed Ten of Swords indicates that you will be using or considering taking some measures that will actually improve your health situation. Try not to think about the rest of your life, you should focus only on the present. While it is good to take care of yourself for the future, worrying uselessly about tomorrow’s health does not lead to anything.

Ten of Swords (Reversed) – In Spirituality Tarot Reading

The reversed Ten of Swords can mean that you have finally gotten over or are on your way to getting over some extremely painful parts of your past. Now is the time to look ahead. Ask yourself how you want to see yourself in a year, or five, or ten.

Living is a long learning process, the unfortunate thing is that we learn almost at the end, when there is little time left, so that everything we can anticipate, everything “before we learn” will make us have a fuller life.

In Conclusion:

In the inverted position, a TEN OF SWORDS may produce a lack of results. However, this is the impossibility of further progress. Moreover, the obstacle may lie not only in the barrier, but also in success.

At the level of the body (health), this card can be practiced as fever, inflammation, fever. Capricorn is associated with height and trials. At the social level, TEN OF SWORDS can also mean such a terrible test, as a test of power, honor, popularity. A TEN OF SWORDS is a sophisticated test and it is worth considering before you enter into a combat with it, for you can ascend very high, and fall very deep. Both are equally dangerous. In an inverted position in TEN SWORDS, Cancer wins back through the planet Jupiter: profit, gain, gift, success, power, authority – and at the same time, reluctance to go further – rest on its laurels.

Swords – Upright Card Meaning

Ace of Swords Two of Swords Three of Swords Four of Swords Five of Swords Six of Swords , Seven of Swords , Eight of Swords Nine of Swords , Ten of Swords , Page of Swords Knight of Swords , Queen of Swords , King of Swords

Swords – (Reversed) Card Meaning

Ace of Swords Reversed Two of Swords Reversed Three of Swords Reversed Four of Swords Reversed , Five of Swords Reversed , Six of Swords Reversed Seven of Swords Reversed Eight of Swords Reversed Nine of Swords Reversed Ten of Swords Reversed Page of Swords Reversed , Knight of Swords Reversed Queen of Swords Reversed King of Swords Reversed

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